Dollar store craft: diva mirror.

Dollar store craft: diva mirror

I’ve noticed recently that one thing the dollar store has copious amounts of (besides frames and wreaths. Oh, and fake flowers) is mirrors. I grabbed one with the intention of fixing it up with items in my stash – revamping something from the dollar store is a great way to use up extra supplies, including paper and fabric. Here’s what resulted, and I hope you enjoy my dollar store craft. What have you crafted lately with dollar store supplies?

Gather These Supplies

Mirror – any kind, just as long as it’s not plastic
FolkArt acrylic paint – Aqua
Sparkle Mod Podge
Scrapbook paper – colors and patterns of your choice
Buttons – to coordinate with the paper
EK Success 1 inch scallop punch
Paintbrush
Scissors
Craft glue
Sandpaper
Mini screwdriver set – to remove parts

Here’s my mirror. And just a note – I tried making it look like it was my hair but it didn’t work.

My mirror had some sort of a coating on it, so I removed all of the little parts and sanded it. Wipe away the sanding dust with a tack cloth or wet paper towel.

Paint the wood with Aqua. You will need several coats. Set aside to dry.

Cut out shapes from your paper.

Start laying out the shapes on the mirror to figure out your design. I also used my favorite scallop punch to create some shapes.

Mod Podge the shapes to the mirror and let them dry for about 15 – 20 minutes.

Add a top coat of Sparkle Mod Podge so that your mirror really blings.

Add buttons with craft glue. Let the whole thing dry before replacing the parts.

A brand new diva mirror – what a fun dollar store craft! You can hang in a little girl’s room, if you want. A revamped mirror like this would be great for a bathroom as well.

For more amazing dollar store crafts, visit my friend Heather at Dollar Store Crafts.¬†Warning though: you’ll be lost for hours – it’s that good.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    You have done a good deed. That is one ugly dollar store frame. You had to have a good eye to get past that and purchase it. Love what you did with it. Adorable!

  2. Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says

    What a great upgrade!! I love making something from the dollar store work in my home…it really is amazing the potential.

    This wouldn’t be necessarily easy for me, but if you have any super simple projects or tips you’d like to share I’m hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. I’d be great to see you linked up. :)
    http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/diy-spring-wreath-painted-with-seaglass-and-driftwood/
    Karah

  3. Claire says

    Awesome before & after! I’d like to meet the person who has the original mirror on display somewhere in their house ;)

    The layered scallop shapes and embellishments looks great together! I knew I should have bought that bottle of Mod Podge for 50% off at Michael’s this morning . . .

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

  4. Laura says

    what a great revamp! I wouldn’t have seen that mirror and said, Hmm, how can I change this? You’ve inspired me!